Inverness is to become a green energy hub with a firm's decision to make the Scottish city its headquarters.
Falck Renewables, part of Italy's Falck Group, has opened a new office in the city from which it will monitor the five windfarms it has in the region and 11 other facilities across the UK, the Aberdeen Press and Journal reports.
This week saw the company begin operating its Kilbraur windfarm near Rogart, Sutherland, following the recent opening of its 20-turbine Millennium windfarm near Glenmoriston.
Managing director of the company, Willie Heller, commented: "Falck's decision to bring their European operational headquarters to the Highlands is a big vote of confidence in the renewable sector's future in our region."
According to the publication, Falck plans to open more windfarms in the UK - which could be good news for consumers and businesses looking for renewable energy.
Secretary of state for energy and climate change Ed Miliband recently said that the UK needs to combine renewables with nuclear power and clean coal in a bid to protect the environment.
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